Congressional Showdown Over FEMA Funding

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

A vote scheduled by House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) on a stopgap bill, known as a continuing resolution, to keep the government funded through November 18 has become unexpectedly controversial. The government could be headed for a shutdown, as Democrats have vowed to block a provision of the bill concerning funding for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The bill includes $1 billion in immediate funding for cash-strapped FEMA, but offsets the spending with cuts to the Energy Department's Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan Program. Todd Zwillich, The Takeaway's Washington correspondent, has the latest on the story.

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Todd Zwillich

Comments [2]

Jim K from Northville Michigan

Congress would not be dragging its feet on money for FEMA or funding the govt until Nov 18th if flooding or a Hurricane or Wildfires occured on land that they owned. FEMA funding should not be held up by political stupidity.

Sep. 21 2011 10:00 PM
listener

Where was the media's churlish concern when for years the Democrat Congress spent more than all the other Congresses in US history?
This petulant whine about the current Congress actually accounting for the tax payer money at a time of a ruinous debt and deficit is rather irresponsible.

Sep. 21 2011 12:59 PM

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